Ten Pin Porter! | Ska Brewing Co.

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Ten Pin Porter!Ten Pin Porter!

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 03-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 113
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Jester King pint.

A- pours black with a 1 finger beige head. Very minimal lacing bubbles.

S- roasted malts, coffee and some dark chocolate.

T- lactose, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

M- light body and carbonation. Silky and very smooth.

O- nice porter but nothing stands out.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JackieTH
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an attractive deep brown with ruby highlights around the edges. A half inch of tan foam that persists nicely and leaves fits and rings of lace. Smells pleasantly of mild coffee, chocolate, banana, and roasted malt. Taste follows the same elements presented to the nose almost precisely, its slightly sweet but adds a washing of fruity hop. Body seems lighter than I'd expect. The mouthfeel is velvety with a good level of carbonation. Clean finish that leaves you riding a fading wave of roasted..just to the edge of burnt..malt. Very good porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TheCondor
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this brew in a mix-and-match six pack at the store the other day. Hadn’t heard much about Ska Brewing, but the label was fancy and I needed a few more beers to round out my sixer of porters. So I grabbed this basically because of the snazzy packaging. Who says colorful packaging doesn’t work on adults? Poured from the bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance – Pours a nice super dark brown with a big three finger tan head that takes a while to settle down. Once it does it leaves mediocre lacing, but otherwise the appearance of this porter is substantial.

Smell – Roasted malts, coffee, the lightest fruit essence. The dark roasts and coffee are certainly the dominating feature.

Taste – Chocolate, coffee, and the roasted malts and barley. There is a strong roast element to this brew, and it’s nice.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, pretty rich, good body and carbonation. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall – This is a good brew, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a sessionable porter. At 5.5 ABV it won’t overwhelm you with alcohol, tastes great, and the bottle makes a good conversation starter! In all seriousness, this is a good porter, and I would absolutely buy it again.

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer on tap and it was amazing! Pours a dark brown with a caramel colored head. The smell has notes of chocolate, a bit of toffee, and roasted malts. The taste is similar to the smell, but with a bit of extra flavors (banana?) and a sweetness from the yeast that make the overall drinking experience excellent.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour, slight beige head, pretty thin 1/4" maybe, not much in the way of lacing or retention of the small amount that was there.

A mix of toffee, roasted black malt aroma. Taste of a little bit of caramel, a little bit of fruityness, throw in a scintilla of hops. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than a lot of porters these days, but far from a detraction or negative aspect of the beer. Chocolate existence is pretty mild too, just like every other aspect here, except for drinkability.

Pretty solid all the way around. A good 6 pack beer on a mild day.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served into a nonic pint glass

Pours a nice dark chestnut color with warm overtones of red. It actually reminds me of a Guinness Draught from bottles, only a shade lighter. Less than half a finger of head, but it settles down to a consistent and lasting beige ring.

This is a reliable porter. When you think porter, you probably think of the milk chocolate and hoppy twinge that Ten Pin Porter delivers. The most surprising aromas are chicory and mint. This is a quite minty porter, which is a welcome surprise. It works.

The most impressive aspect of Ten Pin Porter is how unified it is. I mean that in the sense that it is difficult to pick out individual flavors here. It's a very consistent, coherent flavor profile. It's a hoppy American porter, certainly, and those hops lend a minty/fruity element to the milk chocolate and slight roast. But mostly, this beer doesn't evolve from first taste through the finish. It is everything at once, and at all times. It tastes good. This is a good porter.

This is pretty thin, even for a porter. It's not really bad at all, but it is noticeably insubstantial.

Overall, this is a good American Porter. It's light, but full of flavor. It's coherent and consistent. I'd love to put back a couple of pints of this at a local bar.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of intensify
4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Live Tasting

Picked up this about a week ago and SKA Brewing Company is about 4 hours from my town so it's pretty fresh.

A- Dark color with a nice caramel color head. The body looks exactly like coca-cola.

S- Chocolate malts and a slight toffee.Slight banana. Nothing much else going on. What i do smell is excellent.

T- Taste's almost like it smells, but with a kick. Slight taste of banana with some toffee.

M- Nice thick feel. Sticks to your tongue and probably your ribs. Syrupy but in a good way.

I would definatly buy this beer again. the price was reasonable and i can get it pretty much anytime so i expect to have some more of these in my fridge.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Ten Pin Porter! from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 217 ratings